What is this project about?
The state passed new Climate-Friendly and Equitable Community (CFEC) rules to help reduce climate pollution, especially from transportation. The new rules require cities over 50,000 to reform parking standards, plan for mixed use “climate-friendly” areas where residents, workers, and visitors can meet most of their daily needs by walking, bicycling or riding transit, and create more equitable and accessible communities, especially for those traditionally underserved and experiencing discrimination.
Summary of CFEC rulemaking (1 page)
What does this mean for Albany?
Parking Reform – To comply with the new rules, the city repealed parking citywide, set parking maximums, updated bicycle parking and parking lot standards. Learn more on the Timeline tab.
Climate Friendly Areas (CFAs) – In the winter and spring of 2023, potential CFAs were identified and revised based on community input. See the DRAFT Climate Friendly Areas Report. Learn more on the Community Engagement tab.
CFA Next Steps:
- Evaluate public comment on the revised CFAs, and anti-displacement strategies (June 2023 Questionnaire Input)
- Present DRAFT Climate Friendly Areas Report and latest public comments to the Planning Commission and City Council for their input.
- Revise the report and submit to the state by December 31, 2023.
- In early 2024, the City will make any necessary amendments to the development code and zoning maps to establish new CFAs.
- CFA summary handout: English | Spanish
Learn more about Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities on the FAQs and CFEC Background tabs.
How do I get involved / stay informed?
- View the public events meeting materials on the Public Events Tab above
- Invite staff to your meeting or event
Where can I get more information?
- Review this CFEC overview document (6 pages)
- CFEC overview presentation to City Council and the Planning Commission
- Review the Frequently Asked Questions
- Visit the state CFEC page